VMWare ESXi 6.5 CIM Data Disabled by Default

On February 6, 2017, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

I was recently tasked with an issue where our CIM probe was failing during CIM requests to new VMWare ESXi 6.5 servers we deployed. We were getting connection rejected failures from our probes which resulted in no valuable data being returned. We started following the breadcrumbs which lead us back to the ESXi host. We opened the UI and checked the health monitor in the UI and found it was… Continue reading

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VMWare ESX Hardware Health monitor for Labtech

On August 22, 2016, in Projects, Raves, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

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Plugins4LabTech has created a new plugin that will monitor the CIM data announced by the hardware running VMWare ESX software. We can report on any hardware that follows CIM standards and makes it’s hardware statuses known to VMWare. This simple to use plugin deploys in just minutes and can be setup by anyone with little or no  knowledge of LabTech… Continue reading

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LabTech VMWare ESXi Heath Monitor Plugin v3

On May 16, 2014, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

 

ESXi Health Monitor Plugin

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Well it’s finally here, the plugin we have all been waiting for, Vmware ESXi Health Monitor plugin for Labtech. This plugin installs into your Labtech system as a Location plugin to monitor the CIM data available in most hardware. Easy to configure controls and full view of the… Continue reading

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LabTech ESXI Host Hardware Monitor

On April 2, 2014, in How-to, Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

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NEW ->LabTech ESXi Hardware Monitor v2.1

Squidwork’s ESX Hardware monitor is a set of scripts, a custom group and search for Labtech that will monitor the CIM data provided through the VMWare API for ESX 4 and 5. The probe will launch hourly and report back to Labtech any hardware failure or warning. The script will email an… Continue reading

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Labtech VMWare vSphere Client Redirector

Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could somehow safely access any VMWare vSphere ESX 5 host directly just using the local vSphere 5 Client installed on your workstation without porting and NATing traffic through your customers firewalls? With Labtech that is no problem,  by setting up a Application Redirector you can create a new proxy that will pass all your traffic to any ESX… Continue reading

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[Solved] ESX VM shutdown stopped at 95% – VM fails to restart

On February 13, 2013, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

We have several customers on sketchy hardware and on occasion the VM crash due to a SCSI card issue with the mother board used, that aside we have from time to time a need to force a hard reboot of the server running in a VM. Some times it works great and sometimes we have a lockup at 95% and have to force a kill of process that runs the VM… Continue reading

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[Kaseya Agent Procedure] VMWare ESXi Hardware Health Monitor

On November 16, 2012, in Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

VMWare ESXi Hardware Health Monitor Script

From the skunk works here at Squidworks comes another great monitoring script for Kaseya.

 

 

This script uses the SDK provided by VMWare to query the  ESX host and return a good or bad variable.  If the hardware test fails then the script grabs the log of the test and uploads it to… Continue reading

XYMON – ESX Hardware Health Monitor

On November 13, 2012, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Grab the Hardware Health of your VMware vSphere ESXi Host

Here is RC1 of my ESX Health Script for the XYmon monitoring server, not to be compared to the ESXi script going around for VM and Snapshot Health.  ESXHealth monitors the physical health of the hardware running the ESX hyper-visor  This script uses the xymoncgimsg.cgi to send status reports from a remote network to your XYmon Display Server thus allowing you to… Continue reading

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VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 now uses a new SSO (Single Sign On) service to authenticate with Microsoft Active Directory when deploying vCenter. If you do not install this services and configure it for AD then you will not be able to use your domain accounts with vCenter 5.1  During the initial install you may get errors when installing SSO.  KB 2034374 reports that a error of  ” Error 29155 Identity source discovery… Continue reading

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So you want to access your VMware ESX 5 host over SNMP? Here is the quick steps to get Dell OpenManage and SNMP on your ESX 5 host up and running fast.  You will need the VIB’s from Dell, also will need to download and install the VMware CLI client for accessing ESX hosts from remote… Continue reading

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